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Rural English daffodils in spring
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The Year Of The Daffodil

This year the daffodils have never looked more spectacular – – They must love wet feet for this has been the wettest winter on record and they’ve never looked better – While England’s national flower is the rose, the daffodil belongs to Wales –…

March 25, 2014
Smoky Sun in Spring in Surrey
Nature + Gardens

A Smoky Sun

It’s not until you stop seeing the sun for a prolonged amount of time that you start to realize the indicators of a longed-for sunny day – Shadows Sunglasses Squinting Sun visor on your car Sunrise Sunset – – After such a bleak winter,…

March 24, 2014
Thanksgiving Hedgerows UK
Living In England Nature + Gardens

Thanksgiving’s Hedgerows

As America celebrates Thanksgiving tomorrow – a day of loved ones, traditional food, and American football – my family and I will celebrate our fourth year in a nation that doesn’t pause for the holiday – We have a new normal with new traditions,…

November 27, 2013
Rapeseed Fields
Nature + Gardens

Yellow Country Lanes of Rapeseed

Right now you may get lucky and find yourself driving by a field of rapeseed in England  – – Like anticipating each holiday, I always look forward to seeing this crop before it is harvested for its vegetable oil (known as Canola in North…

June 9, 2013
English Bluebell Beauties
Great Britain: To Do + See Nature + Gardens

English Bluebell Beauties

Growing in ancient forests, the bluebells are at their peak right now A breathtaking blue mist carpeting the forest floor… – – The English bluebell is a protected species found happily growing in ancient woodlands and particularly fond of blooming under beech trees –…

May 14, 2013
The Lambing Season at Bocketts Farm, Leatherhead
Family Activities Great Britain: To Do + See

The Lambing Season

One of the dearest things to do in Spring is visit a farm during the lambing season – And if your timing is right, you may see one being born – – Thanks to ultrasound, the farm sorts the pregnant ewes into different pens…

April 10, 2013
Forest Den in Surrey, England
Family Activities Nature + Gardens

Forest Dens

Take a walk through any Surrey forest, you are likely to stumble upon one of these – – Play dens are made by children with their families, gathering nearby branches to prop against a tree – Possibly standing for decades, a passerby may add…

January 7, 2013
Frosty England
Living In England Nature + Gardens

Frosty England

 I’ve never been a big fan of winter, but my kids are – – I’m one step closer to loving this season for all that England has shown me… Making the most of every day regardless of weather  – – Each day is a weather adventure…

December 12, 2012